Laughrodisiac: November Comedy Showcase

November 9, 2019 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm


An evening of stand-up comedy.

8 – 10  p.m.  $10 entry. Two-drink minimum.

Hosted by Chris S Smith and Ben Warren

Come to Portland’s sexiest nightclub for some of the best stand up comedy around, and OMG y’all this month is going to be incredible! Take a quick read through all the credits these comics are bringing to the show, and then make some plans for Saturday. Stiff drinks, sexy people, and great laughs. This show is over the top stacked with talent. Hope to see all you beautiful people there!


Nathan Brannon:
Nathan is a Portland, OR based comedian who has been making people all over the Pacific Northwest laugh for years. He won Helium Comedy’s 2012 Portland’s Funniest Person Competition, the 2012 Seattle International Comedy Competition, and has opened for the likes of Dave Chappelle, Damon Wayans, and Maria Bamford.
Nathan recently launched the Hamster Village podcast on the Funemployment Network. The Hamster Village podcast focuses on the lives and experiences of interracial couples.


Anthony Desamito:
Anthony Desamito is an up-and-coming stand up comedian, actor and writer living in Los Angeles and touring across the country in comedy clubs, theaters and dive bars alike.
He has appeared on Discontinued on The CW and on Nick Cannon’s digital series “Shoe Game with Nick Cannon.” Anthony was featured on Comedy Dynamics’ Out On Stage on Amazon Prime & Pluto TV and highlighted on FOX’s “Laughs.” Anthony’s voice can be heard in “Groceries,” an animated pilot at Just For Laughs in Montreal this summer.
He has been heard on the Doug Stanhope Podcast, Mortified and he is a part of the comedy album “Comedy Dynamics Presents” which can be heard on SiriusXM, Pandora, Spotify and more.
Anthony has been featured on BuzzFeed, Out Magazine, The Advocate and was mentioned on The Daily Beast as one of today’s comics who “should be a household name” and as “a comic worth paying for” in the LA Weekly. He was nominated for a Channel 101 Channy for Best Male Supporting Role and he is the Winner of the 1st Annual AZ’s Funniest Person With a Day Job.
Anthony has performed at festivals such as: SF Sketchfest • Asheville Comedy Festival • Portland Queer Comedy Festival • LA Pride • Bisbee Pride • Altercation Comedy Festival • Big Pine Comedy Festival + more! He is a Finalist in both the Scriptapalooza TV Sitcom Writing Competition & Arizona’s Funniest Comedian and made it in the Top 10 in the San Francisco Comedy Competition.
He co-hosts a comedy show at the Hollywood Improv called, “Ya Feel?!” and also co-hosts “Thank You for Being a Podcast: The Golden Girls Podcast,” in which he recaps episodes of the Golden Girls which has garnished over 80k downloads and has been featured on NPR, POPSUGAR and Phoenix New Times.
Anthony received his improv training from The Torch Theatre and he once put on a puppet show for David Arquette.

Belinda Carrol:
Belinda Carroll is a stand-up comedian, writer and producer living in Portland, Oregon. She is the co-creator and co-director of Portland Queer Comedy Festival.

She has had the great fun of writing for Cracked, PQ Monthly, and Exotic; working with k.d. lang on Portlandia, opening up for Erasure (Andy Bell), and was recently profiled in USA Today in 2018 Faces Of Pride.

James Bosquez:
Texas native James Bosquez began performing stand up comedy in 2010. He got his start in stand-up working as a doorman at his local comedy club and was instantly hooked on the comedic process. He recently escaped his home state and has been spreading his brand of humor across the Pacific northwest. His act is peppered with pop culture references and self deprecating digs that make him relatable to a wide spectrum of audience. He spends most of his free time watching Saved by the Bell reruns.

Alex Avery:
Alex Avery is a rapidly rising comedian hailing from the Pacific Northwest, he won the Acme Comedy Clubs Funniest person 2016, the Helium Comedy Clubs Social Showdown, and was a semi-finalist in the Joke Joint comedy competition. In 2019, He was personally chosen by Harvey’s Comedy Club for the Portland Comedy Festival, and was a finalist in the Oregon Comedy Competition.
Over the last few years, Alex has performed on the Highlarious Comedy Festival and the Palm Springs International Comedy Festival. He’s featured for headliners such as Aaron Woodall, Jessa Reed, Matt Donaher and comedy legend Dwight Slade. He comes to us fresh off his first tour as a headliner.

This is not an open-mic. This is a showcase. Please be respectful of the comedians and keep conversation to a minimum. Hecklers will be pounded.